I have recently completed an MAT in Social Studies Education from Boston University and hold initial licensure for History grades 5-12. As part of BU’s program, I spent the spring student teaching at Beverly High School in Beverly, Massachusetts. During this time, my students and I focused on building reading and writing skills, as well as concepts, ideas, and knowledge connected to History.
As an additional part of my student-teaching internship at Beverly High, I worked in small groups and one on one with students requiring additional assistance with core subjects, such as writing and reading. I found that by supporting and validating students’ strengths, I was able to build on their weaknesses and scaffold them towards a successful high school career.
A core value driving my commitment to teaching comes out of my own educational pathway. After high school—in order to achieve my goal of graduating from college—I first spent six years as an airman in the United States Air Force. Through the support of the G.I Bill, I then went on to earn my bachelor’s degree in history from Portland State University and now a master’s degree from Boston University. My own pathway fuels my commitment to working with adolescents to achieve their own goals in life.
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